One Paycheck Away: Addressing Homelessness in the Bay Area

One Paycheck Away: Addressing Homelessness in the Bay Area

Erin  Reynolds

This event was part of our People, Place & Power series, made possible by support from the San Francisco Foundation’s Bay Area Leads Fund.

Every night, more than 130,000 people go to sleep homeless in California. An estimated 25,000 of them are in the San Francisco Bay Area: sleeping on couches, in cars, or sometimes in tents on the sidewalk. At this point, people from coast to coast know that the Bay Area is in the midst of a housing crisis. But what is the region doing to address it?

Hear from some of the Bay Area’s leading experts on issues surrounding homelessness. From working on the service and legal sides to fighting for policy changes to currently experiencing homelessness herself, our speakers will discuss the state of the crisis, how we got here, and where we’re headed next.

  • Needa Bee, Co-Founder and Lead Organizer, Feed the People and The Village in Oakland
  • Angela Jenkins, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Kaiser Permanente
  • Tomiquia Moss, Executive Director and CEO, Hamilton Families
  • Tirien Steinbach, Outgoing Executive Director, East Bay Community Law Center; Incoming Chief Program Officer, ACLU of Northern California
  • Moderated by Mina Kim, Anchor and Host of Forum, KQED


Erin Reynolds
Erin Reynolds